The live crowdfunding supper

Boro SOUP: The live crowdfunding supper is back in person! Check out our next event below…

Boro SOUP #47


5:30pm – Gutsy Girl and Co

Boro SOUP #46


5:30pm – Gutsy Girl and Co

Boro SOUP #45


5:30pm – St.Barnabas Church









During 2020 and parts of 2021 Boro SOUP had to adjust to Covid-19 protocols by meeting online via zoom.

We are thankful to report that as of May 2021 SOUP meetings are now back in-person. 

The pandemic has had such a devastating impact on community networking and we are eager to support grassroots causes now more than ever.

If you need cash to support your project please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


SOUP: the live crowdfunding supper, connects people who care about Boro. We support three great causes each event, putting the power for change in our hands.


Money raised so far (£)

Projects supported

Boro SOUP is now back in person following the pandemic and we’re keen to support grassroots organisations now more than ever! 

Our 2022 dates are listed to your left and all events are held on the last Thursday of the month at Gutsy Girl.

 SOUP is a bi-monthly live crowdfunding supper, connecting people who care about Boro, supporting 3 great causes each event,
putting the power for change in our hands.

Alternating with SOUP is Mixing Pot. A night of conversation around the radical ideas already emerging in Teesside.

March Soup chat

Connect in 2022 to meet with a vibrant movement of people who want to see Boro transformed

Raise money for local charities! Please donate what you can. Every penny is match funded to help us make an even bigger difference! Together we’ve raised over £28,000 so far!

Great food is typically included in your entry for live events. Until we can meet in person again, why not get creative and try out a new recipe for when you join us online.

Find out more about the projects who’ve pitched at previous events:

Lizzie Falconer

60 Minute Alley MakeoverMay 2018It’s a series of events where a team of us meet up to decorate alleys in Boro. Examples include painting walls, upcycling pallets into a community garden and having fun together. With the cash from SOUP we regenerated our alley at...

Scarlet Pink

Friends of Natures WorldFebruary 2016 July 2018  We are a group of over 30 volunteers maintaining the gardens and wildlife areas at the former eco centre with the aim of protecting the area for the future. We would like Nature's World to be a community hub again and...

Annie Curry

Health and Arts, South BankJune 2017 We are a peer led support group with a common interest in using the arts to raise confidences and nurture self esteem. We do it because a healthy sense of self underpins emotional and mental wellbeing and we all need some support...

Sarah Gardiner

ACORN TeessideMay 2018Our job is to give tenants a voice and stand up for their rights when landlords are not meeting expected standards. Unfortunately the scheme didn’t work out in Teesside. In Teesside we found homelessness to be more of an issue than private...

David Gee

Boro AngelsApril 2017We patrol the night-time community looking out for and helping vulnerable people. We do it because it's very rewarding and we enjoy engaging with people. Since pitching at SOUP we have been trying to replicate our night-time work during the day in...

Anne Hood

PercyNovember 2016Percy is a community interest company which aims to provide a creative reuse centre.We are a none profit organisation which means all funds raised are ploughed back into the project which is fully staffed by unpaid volunteers. We do it not only...

Ellie Lowther

Trans Aware & Essential Learning Curve Ltd. November 2016I believe diversity is to be celebrated,valued,supported and understood. Since I pitched at Soup Trans Aware has supported 300+ people and my awareness training sessions have been delivered to over 10...

Annalice Sibley

TRAC UKJuly 2017We are a substance misuse charity and we do it because we have lived out this experience and therefore have a passion for helping others. Since pitching at Soup we have been working towards a model where we won't need to be reliant on grant funding. If...

Lawrie & Stacey

Recipe November 2015 January 2018 September 2019  We provide a safe environment for vulnerable, homeless and less fortunate people to come for a hot meal every Friday. We also provide a support group after. This is a safe space to share openly with peers on a...

Richard Pink

Cannon Street RevisitedSeptember 2016The group brings together former residents of the Cannon Street area and their descendants and is compiling a digital archive of photographs and memories. My family was from this area and I have a strong interest in family and...

Liz Edwards

RubiesJune 2017We support girls in Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland to increase self-esteem and make safe choices. We provide courses and social activities helping girls know they are valued. Middlesbrough is statistically the worst place to grow up as a girl. We...

Katie Gething & Sam Henderson

TeasideSeptember 2017We are a local herbal tea business and social enterprise group, we are passionate about local food and good health. Since pitching at SOUP we have been able to expand our range of herbal teas. we work with most local grass roots projects, sharing...

Bex James

Shower Me With Love UK November 2015 Whilst volunteering for a soup kitchen we took a gentleman to some secure accomodation; on the journey he had said he just wanted to be clean to feel human again. On arrival he asked if there was a towel or bar of soap available he...

Sam Henderson

Promoting the use of renewable energyFebruary 2016I believe that renewable energy should be much more widespread I had the idea that institutional building should be the ones to set the example with this by using solar panels and where possible wind turbines which...

Adrian Moule

Painter/ Printer/ Community Developmemt WorkerOctober 2016 8th June 2017 I want to see people working together, sharing their skills finding out about themselves, reduce their anxiety and increasing joy. I try to develop and support projects and help others by working...
Starting on
16S April 2020
Ending on
16S April 2020
The live crowdfunding supper for Middlesbrough
Offer Price
GBP Donation £4+